Google Maps is one of those ultra-complete applications. What started with a simple maps app, has developed and nowadays offers the most varied functions. It helps us to always arrive on time, not to get lost and even tells us where we can eat and well. Now there is beautiful news for those who have an iPhone. That said, Google has published a new update for Google Maps on the App Store, which comes with several improvements to the navigation experience.
Google just released a new update for Google Maps!
Google Maps for iPhone arrives without a list of changes. However, it is a notable version for several reasons.
To begin with, it is only the third update that Google Maps received this year, both for the iPhone and for CarPlay. I remember that the first one arrived on April 12th, almost five months after the previous update.
Google Maps now arrives at version 5.68 with the changelog pointing only to generic information. They say it improves the product, helps to discover new sites and navigate to them.
However, the truth is that Google is working on many improvements to these apps. Some of them have even been announced in recent weeks.
For example, Google Maps is changing the route by default. That is, instead of choosing the fastest one, it is now indicating which one is more energy efficient. In other words, where you will spend less fuel. A good help to help reduce the carbon footprint and also consumption. This will be the default option on Google Maps. Still, anyone who is not satisfied can always use the definitions.
On Android, Google is also working on a driving mode for Google Maps that turns this navigation app into a complete replacement for Android Auto for smartphones. However, this is only available for a limited number of regions. At least for a while.